The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America announced its upcoming Young Agents Breakfast & Presidents’ Panel in Washington will feature a discussion with insurance executives on the state of their industry.

IIABA said the panel is expected to discuss a range of pressing issues of importance to independent insurance agents and the industry, including the state of the national economy, economic challenges facing insurance carriers, the property-casualty insurance cycle, technology, the need for new insurance business talent, regulatory reform and challenges, and opportunities facing the independent agency system.

This event will be open to young agent attendees.

The panel discussion, to be held May 1 at 8 a.m., will be led by C. Brett Nilsson, chairman of the IIABA, with:

o Jim Clay, president of Westfield Insurance.

o Scott Goodby, president of regional companies group for Liberty Mutual Agency Markets.

o John Hennessy, senior vice president of Distribution Management for CNA.

o Harold Morrison, executive vice president and chief global field officer for Chubb Group of Insurance Companies.

The breakfast is part of the IIABA’s National Legislative Conference to be held April 29 through May 1 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Registration and hotel information is online at using the “Events and Conferences” link.